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Western Decorated Casita

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

This guest house is detached with a private entrance to a 2 bedroom, full kitchen, living room and dining room. Sleeps 4 (2 queens). Private deck off of one bedroom, with BBQ, Wi Fi , Direct TV and very comfortable. Expansive views of the Tonto National Forest and access right out the back of the property that backs up to the high Sonoran desert. Great hiking or biking to local petroglyphs, virgin cacti, and photography.

NEW - Recently added a hot tub


Owner
Jim Humphrey
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Jim Humphrey

I am a retired custom home builder. We searched and searched for just the right location and there is none better for privacy and seclusion. We built the main house in 1994 and added the Casita approximately in 2004.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jim,

Since there are 4 of us here, I thought I'd throw in my personal entry.

This is my 5th time here and it just keeps getting better. Nice knowing where everything is. The weather was incredible. Seven days of blue sky and 80 degrees. I finally got to bring out my rifle and managed to hit targets at 1000 yds. We drove out north of Camp Wood. Great time by all. Thanks for everything.
Feb 2016
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Amenities

New River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Western Decorated Casita
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Excellent casita - highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the casita for 5 nights and had an excellent time - was perfect for our needs, and location was EXCELLENT. Enjoyed the hiking right outside of property and grilling out in the evenings. Lake Pleasant and ATV rentals were a short drive away. Couldn't have asked for a better spot to enjoy the 1st part of our vacation. Thanks again, Jim!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Tranquil Desert Retreat with Enchanting Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular setting on the fringe of Tonto National Forest. Morning sunrises are spectacular. Fauna and flora in abundance both on the property and in the surrounding landscape. Hike out the back door or a short drive away in the TNP or the nearby regional parks such as Cave Creek RG, Spur Cross ranch RP, and the Sonoran Preserve.

Casita is very clean, well stocked and comfortable. Plenty of storage for clothes. Outside features a deck with spectacular views of desert landscape and nearby hills. Great spot to watch the sun rise and the night sky. The quiet is captivating.

Yard is beautifully landscaped with numerous plants and cacti. The birds apparently find it as inviting as we did - hummingbirds, families of quail, assorted wrens and woodpeckers. Many cacti were in bloom when we visited in early May.

The internet connection is surprisingly strong - as good, if not better, than we had in the middle of nearby Scottsdale and Phoenix. Can't comment on the TV reception because we never turned it on ---too much to watch and listen for outside - day and night.

All furnishings were comfortable. Kitchen and bathroom were well stocked with anything you could need.

Jim, the host, was accessible, responsive, and welcoming but never intrusive.

We would definitely return to this rental.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, CO
5

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and beautiful home. Made our trip!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Peoria, IL
5

Wonderful time in Arizona

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed a week at the Western Decorated Casita. The pictures do not come close in capturing how nice this casita is and the beauty of the surrounding area. Almost every morning we woke up early to hike in the Tonto National Forest with the trail starting right behind the casita. We ate every meal outside enjoying the breathtaking views of the desert. At night we enjoyed the hot tub under the vibrant stars. We will be back very soon!

Michael

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, KS
5

Tremendously peaceful with an awesome view.

  • 5 of 5

We intended to do some sight seeing while in the area and decided to just stay put. The pictures of the casita do not do it justice. Although the pictures are accurate, there is no way to photograph the peace and quiet. The back of the casita overlooks the national forest and Jim provided seed to draw the birds to the deck to feed. Very entertaining. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsylvania
5

Vacation Bliss

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Casita for 10 glorious days. The views, amenities, and the owner were 1st rate. We could not have asked for a more perfect situation and will return someday.

Excellent and Recommend Highly!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western Decorated Casita - This Guest House backs up to the Tonto National Forest. Private, Secluded and Quiet. Beautiful Saguaro cactus right out your door, Hiking to nearby Petroglyphs,

close to all the attractions in the Phoenix proper area

4 stall mare motel for your horses (some additional cost)

NEW - Just recently added a hot tub.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning fee $60

$130.00 nightly + $5.00 per night for each guest thereafter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.